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Posted in city of fremantle, local government, recycling, rubbish, town of east fremantle, WASTE by freoview on June 11, 2020



The City of Fremantle’s Recycling Centre will reopen on Friday.

For the past month the City has operated a temporary drive-thru recycling service while the Recycling Centre was closed to protect the health of staff and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But with COVID-19 restrictions now easing the Recycling Centre, opposite the golf course on Montreal Street, will return to its normal operating hours from Friday 12 June.

Residents of the City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle will be able to drop off a range of recyclable materials including cardboard, polystyrene, metal, clothing, whitegoods, e-waste and green waste, and also pick up free mulch for the garden.

Mattresses and tyres can also be disposed of for a small fee.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said it was terrific to have the Recycling Centre open again.

“The Recycling Centre is an excellent facility that provides a fabulous service to the people of Fremantle and East Fremantle,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“I’m sure there are lots of people who have been accumulating recyclable materials at home during the COVID-19 shutdown that will be very keen to get rid of them when the centre opens again on Friday.

“Unfortunately we are still not able to reopen the Reuse Shop at this time, but we are planning to expand the shop and give it a makeover so it will be even better when it does open.

People can also dispose of their non-recyclable household junk at the centre as well. Just bring along their junk drop-off letter to have it stamped.

The centre will be a refund point when WA’s new Container Deposit Scheme kicks off on October 1, and a Household Hazardous Waste disposal facility will be established there later this year thanks to a recent state government grant.

The Recycling Centre’s opening hours are Friday 12 noon-4pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm.

For more information visit the Fremantle Recycling Centre page on the City’s website.

Roel Loopers



Posted in city of fremantle, local government, recycling, rubbish, Uncategorized, WASTE by freoview on August 30, 2019



Fremantle residents have been asking what will happen to the old bins when the three bin FOGO-Food Organic Garden Organic will be implemented over the next weeks.

The big general waste bin will be replaced with a new lime-green lidded bin and a smaller general waste red-lidded one, while we keep the yellow-lidded recycling bin.

City of Fremantle Director of Infrastructure and Project Delivery Graham Tattersall explained that from the 11,000 bins collected 600 will be kept in Fremantle for reuse, and the others will go to Adelaide bin supplier Mastec, which will recycle the old bins by shredding them and reuse them for the manufacturing of new bins.

The initial costs for the FOGO system is just over one million dollars.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, gardening, local government, Uncategorized, WASTE by freoview on September 14, 2018


The City of Fremantle’s six-monthly green waste verge collection kicks off again next week.

All domestic properties north of South Street (Area A) will have their green waste collected from Monday 17 September, while green waste from all domestic properties south of South Street (Area B) will be collected the following week, from Monday 24 September.

City of Fremantle Facilities and Environment manager Tony Strickland said all of the green waste collected will be recycled into mulch.

“We’ll collect tree trunks, branches and shrub prunings up to 1.5m in length and 30cm in diameter, or two standard trailer loads of green waste,” Mr Strickland said.

“Because it all gets recycled into mulch we can’t accept leaves or grass clippings in boxes or bags, and we also ask people not to leave out general rubbish, weeds or sand or soil.

“And to keep the neighbourhood looking tidy we also ask people not to put material out on the verge until two days before the collection date, and to place it as neatly as possible.”

To make it easier to collect, green waste should be placed away from walls, fences, power poles and trees and should not obstruct footpaths, driveways or sprinklers.

The next green waste collection will happen in April and May next year.

If people miss the verge collection they can drop off green waste at the City of Fremantle Recycling Centre on Montreal Street free of charge all year round.

For more information visit the Green Waste page on the City’s website.



Posted in city of fremantle, local government, WASTE by freoview on June 3, 2015


Those in North Fremantle who claim Freo Council does not look after them can be silent now. These massive rubbish bins I photographed near the Propeller Cafe this morning are hopefully the start of a Fremantle wide roll out in the more frequented and tourist areas of the city where ugly plastic wheelie bins are still creating visual pollution.

Not sure why one of these bins was not made a recycling bin and disappointing the COF still needs to use plastic bin liners because it is probably the most practical way.

Roel Loopers


Posted in environment, fremantle, pollution, WASTE by freoview on February 16, 2015

“International zero waste experts, Professor Emeritus, Paul Connett, St Lawrence University, Canton New York and Professor Steffen Lehman, Head of Architecture and the School of the Built Environment at Curtin University, a zero waste and planning expert, will together with Mr lee Bell, heavy metals expert to the International Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Elimination Network (IPEN) and National Toxics Network (NTN) will be participating in a panel discussion, taking questions from the public about the four incinerators recently approved by the WA EPA and alternative solutions.

This is an incredible opportunity to hear from some of the worlds leading experts on the dangers of incineration and the pathways towards sustainable zero waste solutions for Western Australia.

The south metro region has been targeted for two massive incinerators making this an environmental health and justice issue for all south metro regional councils, their constituents and the environment.

As such all WA local governments are under pressure from regional councils to commit to long term waste management contracts to secure the vast waste streams needed to fuel the waste to energy incinerators planned for WA. With four incinerators approved in WA now, this pressure is set to increase. To understand how this dirty energy industry is being promoted, this article may be of interest to you.

Don’t miss this great opportunity. Tuesday 17th Feb 2015, 6pm, Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth. (on the Freo train line City West train stop)


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